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Paper Anniversary

marks officially one year since I got married. Woohoo! Since first anniversary gifts are supposed to be involve paper (I had to look this up, had no idea), I thought I would share some of my favorite stationery. I love paper cards and hand written notes, though I’m often too lazy to actually execute them. However I vow that going forward I will hand write more notes!

The first set is very special to me because it was actually a gift from my husband when he proposed. He specifically requested that Smythson order in this design and he picked it up in their London shop (we got engaged at The Berkeley nearby in Knightsbridge). He wrote me a letter on it when we got engaged and now I have the rest of the box!

I love big cats on anything so of course I adore these cards – they have tigers on them! The envelopes are lined with classic gold tissue.

Next up is some of my Cartier stationery. Anything out of one of these red boxes is good. I used to have a special set that Cartier issued for Chinese New Year (along with a special discount…oh the olden days…) but unfortunately I misplaced it somewhere.

These are three of my favorite Cartier paper patterns. Plain white edged with red (and it comes with red lined envelopes), the classic Cartier panther, and a lotus blossom. I have to say that the Cartier panther is my absolute favorite and so I only save that one for very special occasions!

Finally I wanted to share some of my favorite “everyday” stationery. I don’t have many items from Kate Spade but I love the paper products from the brand. I’ve used these “Signed Sealed Delivered” cards for everything from thank you notes to engagement and wedding congratulations cards. A great set to have on hand.

I also keep a few of these cards in my desk at work as well.

So these are a few of my favorite paper products! Do any of you collect stationery and what are some of your favorites? I know that there are some of you out there, why else am I always waiting in line at Paper Source?